there really isn’t much to say about valentino that i haven’t already said- he is the master! the master of couture, the master of a lifestyle, pretty much the master of everything chic, glamorous and stylish.

i probably blog about valentino and the valentino design house more than anything else. i hope you aren’t over it, if you are that is o.k., i’ll continue to talk about it anyway. i’m completely mesmerized, inspired and enthralled, i can’t help myself.

the following images are from the book valentino master of couture; a private view. the book is a companion to the exhibition at somerset house (here is the guide)- valentino: master of couture. and yes, you might remember i blogged about that too!

rather than the book being a catalogue of the exhibition, illustrating the many beautiful gowns on display, it takes a different cue from the exhibition to offer a glimpse into the world of valentino himself- a private view.

enjoy a few of my favorite images of valentino- up close and personal. if you want to get an even closer view, you must follow valentino’s partner, giancarlo giammetti, on instagram– the beauty and the life is staggering and very fun to view.

Valentino on Yacht Talifu- Capri-1972

Valentino at Home- Rome-1972

Valentino at work

Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti- Rome- 1964

Valentino with Iman- Rome- 1982

Andy Warhol, Lauren Hutton, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Brooke Shields at Metropolitan Museum of Art- 1982

Valentino at Diana Vreeland’s Home- New York- 1981


Valentino with Model- Rome- 1974

Valentino in his Office with Pug Oliver- Rome- 1980’s

Valentino-New York- 1962

Valentino and Model

Valentino at Home- Rome- 1980

Valentino with Jackie Onassis- Capri-1970

Valentino with Giancarlo Giammetti & Lauren Bacall- Paris- 1978

Valentino with Sophia Loren- Rome- 1983

Valentino with Model- Rome- 1974

Valentino with Model Carla- Rome- 1959

Valentino- Venice- 1980

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